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Edison First commercial carbon lamp

Edison First commercial carbon lamp

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Believed to be an example of Edison's first commercial carbon filament lamps, possibly made during 1879-1880. See http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Spec%20Sheets/IN%20C%20Edison%201879.htm

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Manufacturer:Edison
Lamp
Lamp Type:Incandescent carbon filament
Base:Copper slide terminals
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Factory Location:Menlo Park, NJ, USA
Fabrication Date:1879-1880?

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sailormoon_01_uk
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Aug 17, 2014 at 04:09 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
Wow, what a nice example of the first generation of Incandescent Lamps (Carbon Filament), it's a shame the filament is broken, as it looks like it thas never been used, (No Blackening of the Bulb), stiil it's a nice collectors piece.
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Aug 17, 2014 at 05:20 AM Author: LegacyLighting
That is a beautiful iconic item - although the filament is fractured it it a superb example in it's own right. Is that cork in the base - I wasn't aware of the seal being made this way.
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Aug 17, 2014 at 11:01 AM Author: migette1
WOW some lamp and piece of history pity it could not be repaired I have heard of rare items being opened at the pip and new carbon filament replaced or was I dreaming.

Interested in the history of electric lighting and incandescent in particular and neon glow lamps.

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Aug 18, 2014 at 05:29 AM Author: rjluna2
Out of my curiosity, how did they overcame the sealing problem with the wires and glass with this specimen?

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Aug 20, 2014 at 03:14 AM Author: Globe Collector
The seals are not at the cork bung, there is a stem and the lead-ins pass through to milky glass blobs. These are the true seals.
James has some detailed pictures under the URL he gives above.

Manufactured articles should be made to be used, not made to be sold!

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Aug 20, 2014 at 05:28 AM Author: rjluna2
Ahh, I should have read at that site Andrew

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Jan 20, 2016 at 05:13 AM Author: Lampje
Now, this a very rare item.
Last year one is sold on Ebay.
The seller thought it was a lamp from 1929.
I bid on it too but it was to expensive.
It was sold far above a thousand Dollars

It amazes me that there are so less reactions on this contribution.
This is one of the rarest lamps on this Lighting Gallery
I am glad it is in someones collection.
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